Leicester and PSV Eindhoven played out one of the entertaining goalless draws as they produced one of the close football scores of the midweek action in the UEFA Conference League. Harvey Barnes came closest to scoring when he hit the crossbar but they could not find a goal for the rest of the game. Mario Gotze came closest for the Dutch side but his effort was saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
Leicester: Schmeichel (6), Pereira (6), Fofana (7), Evans (7), Castagne (7), Maddison (7), Tielemans (6), Dewsbury-Hall (7), Albrighton (6), Barnes (6), Iheanacho (6).
Subs: Justin (6), Lookman (6), Daka (n/a).
PSV: Mvogo (7), Mauro (6), Ramalho (7), Boscagli (6), Max (6), Sangare (6), Gotze (6), Veerman (7), Madueke (7), Gakpo (6), Zahavi (5).
Subs: Doan (6), Bruma (n/a), Van Ginkel (n/a), Teze (n/a).
Man of the match: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers: “We have shown enough and seen enough to know we can go there and win. However it was going to be, it was always going to be tight. You’d love to win it, but it wasn’t to be. We showed our resilience defensively and we’ll go there with enough hope that they’ll probably open up a bit more, which will give us a bit more space. It’s finely balanced, I thought it was a good game. PSV were a little bit more closed than normal, so the space was limited, but apart from their chance early on we defended quite well.”
PSV boss Roger Schmidt said: “I’ve seen it, it was a clear penalty. I’m not a big fan of the VAR so I can’t complain. It was a penalty, but it’s part of football where referees make wrong decisions. We accept it and we have to focus on next week. We played a really good game. We had to suffer sometimes, but we played against a really good opponent. In total, I’m very happy with the performance.”
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